The Hyperhidrosis Priority Setting Partnership has surveyed more than 250 patients and clinicians, including nurses, GPs and dermatologists, to identify research priorities for the future. The results are now published and the top ten priorities are:
- Are there any safe and effective permanent solutions for hyperhidrosis?
- What is the most effective and safe oral treatment (drugs taken by mouth) for hyperhidrosis?
- What are the most effective and safe ways to reduce sweating in particular areas of the body (e.g. hands, feet, underarms, face, head etc.)?
- How does hyperhidrosis affect quality of life?
- Are combinations of different treatments more effective than one type of treatment for hyperhidrosis?
- What is the most safe and effective treatment for mild to moderate hyperhidrosis?
- Could targeted therapies or biologics (e.g. antibodies, hormones, stem cells), be effective in treating hyperhidrosis?
- What is the most effective severity scale that can be used to determine if a person is eligible for hyperhidrosis treatment?
- What is the safest and most effective surgery for hyperhidrosis?
- How safe are hyperhidrosis treatments at different stages of life, e.g. childhood, pregnancy and breastfeeding?
Read the press release here.